Carol Burnett has recently been granted temporary guardianship of her grandson amid her daughter’s substance abuse issues. Court documents filed in Los Angeles Superior Court confirm the guardianship. Burnett and her husband, Brian Miller, will temporarily be the guardians of their 14-year-old grandson Dylan. This is in effect through January 8th, 2021.
“The Court finds that sufficient evidence has been provided to grant the matter on calendar this date based upon the reading of the moving papers and consideration of all presented evidence,” the documents state on September 1st.
Carol Burnett and her husband gain temporary guardianship of grandson
“The Petition – Appoint a Temporary Guardian (Subsequent) filed on 8/18/2020 by Petitioner(s) Carol Burnett, Brian Miller is granted. Carol Burnett & Brian Miller is/are appointed as Temporary Guardian(s) of the Person of Dylan Hamilton-West until 01/08/2021 and Temporary Letters shall be valid until that date.”
The documents continue, “Temporary guardians have the authority to change Dylan’s school and housing pending the next hearing date.”
Her daughter, Erin, has been struggling for quite a while
Burnett’s daughter, Erin Hamilton, has been struggling with substance abuse and it has been impacting her “family dynamic.” Burnett releases a statement to PEOPLE: “Due to addiction issues and other circumstances that my daughter, Erin, has been struggling with impacting her immediate family dynamic, my husband and I have petitioned the court to be appointed legal guardian of my 14-year-old grandson.”
“Guardianship will be for oversight purposes concerning his health, education and welfare and not intended to deny him nor the parents proper visitation with one another. We look forward to recovery being the next stepping stone towards normalization and ask for privacy at this time to allow that process to occur.”
Burnett hopes to bring some more love and consistency to Dylan’s life
The court filing additionally states, “Throughout her adult life, and since Dylan’s birth, Erin has suffered from severe substance abuse and addiction issues. In the past 19 years, Erin has been in and out of rehabilitation centers and has been institutionalized a total of eight times for a minimum of 30 days each time.”
Documents also stated that Erin attempted suicide in July this year. The LAPD was called to do a welfare check on Erin, who was put on a 51/50 hold for “suicidality and drug use.” Dylan’s father, Erin’s ex Tony West, is unable to care for Dylan as he checked himself into a rehabilitation center. The court documents say that Dylan’s environment has long been “unstable, unpredictable and unhealthy.” They hope to ensure Dylan has a loving and stable environment that he can grow in. They also want to ensure that his needs are met on a consistent basis.